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Happy 60th birthday, Daniel Day-Lewis

Celebrating the career of the most acclaimed actor of his generation – pictured here after his record-breaking third Best Actor Oscar win for 2012’s ‘Lincoln’ – as he reaches 60. (Picture credit: WENN)

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis at 60: the actor's 10 best roles

Ben Bussey
UK Movies Writer

Arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis turns 60 today. In a screen career that stretches back 37 years (not counting an uncredited early appearance in 1971’s ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’), he has a mere 28 credits to his name – yet his reputation lends weight to the old adage that it’s quality, not quantity, that really counts.

Here are ten of the key roles from his illustrious and distinctive body of work.